by Carol Kennedy

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Deception: > [Mass Noun] the action of deceiving someone.

How low can a person go in the act of deception?

DI Tina Moore investigates the discovery of a body found bound to an anchor in the bottom of a lock. A second body found in a canal tunnel causes consternation.

This murder mystery connects three different families with plenty of twists and turns.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163363070
Publisher: Carol Kennedy
Publication date: 10/14/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 257 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I am fifty-eight years old and married. My husband is vicar of two rural parishes in North Warwickshire and we have three grown-up children. Our middle child is severely autistic and while acting as carer for him, I ran my own cross-stitch business, designing and producing charts and kits. The rest of my working life has been in administration and management, which includes a hospital in Toronto, a Rural Community Council, Littlewoods Delivery Service, a Christian Charity and a parish church. I have an MA in English Literature with Merit and a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management, both obtained through the Open University. Holidays are spent cruising the inland waterways of Britain with my husband, on our narrowboat.

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Deception 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
This story has a little of it all! Suspense, intrigue, romance, danger, and even an Irishman! Irishman Kier has led a deceptive life, dealing with many unscrupulous men and has made a living. Now, betrayed by the very men he dealt with, he is determined to seek revenge. But the reappearance of Sophia Darnly, changes everything. Once lovers until Kier abandoned her, she holds a document that could get her killed by the same men Kier is trying to bring down. Can a prior relationship bring them together to help each other? Or will Kier stay the seemingly selfish person he had become? This story will keep you on the edge and have you turning the pages until the end. The chemistry between the main characters if amazing. A great read.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from beginning to end on this medieval romance. Kier is out for revenge but will the woman he never stopped loving ruin his plans? This story is fast-paced with tons of drama, suspense and intrigue. Kier and Sophia are great characters and their chemistry is steamy. I was up into the wee hours of the morning as I couldn’t put it down. A great read!
Brownac101 More than 1 year ago
Irishman Kier’s job once was enticing wealthy, unscrupulous men into dealings with other wealthy, unscrupulous men until he was betrayed and left for dead. Now five years later he’s a man on a mission of revenge, and the men who once betrayed him are about to pay. He’s got everything planned except the one thing he never expected Sophie Darnley the woman he loved and left behind. Sophia Darnly is stunned by the reappearance of the outlaw lover who abandoned her years ago, who left her behind when he ran off without her. She has the documents Kier needs to bring down the most damning details about the wealthiest men in England. She has no other choice when she turns to Keir for help when she’s being hunted by these dangerous men. Fiery Sophie still has powerful feeling for Kier, but he has no time for anything but revenge. He knows she’s the one thing who can bring everything crashing down in this game that could get them both killed. A great story filled with passion, betrayal, secrets and lies that affect Sophie and Keir’s lives but also the future of England as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Such a fantastic Medieval Romance!! From the beginning it grabs your attention and your heart and keeps you glued to the pages. Fast paced, well written story with suspense, a bit of humor, plenty of action, passion and palpable danger, makes DECEPTION a thrilling and intriguing tale . Add in a mixture of revenge, a second chance romance, and you will find yourself turning pages, hoping all ends well for the two main characters. Powerful, thrilling and a must read by Kris Kennedy. I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Steamy Reviewer: AprilR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kris Kennedy is my go-to girl for historical romance. While so many novels of this genre feel like reading through sludge - with repetitive, overused metaphors, innocent, naive virgins and two dimensional men - Kris' books are scintillating whirlwinds of fun. Her characters are interesting, feisty, imperfect, passionate, and full of playful, clever banter. Her prose is unexpected and enlightening. Deception, this latest addition to her canon is, as is her way, different from all the rest, while still making the pages gallop by so the reader is left flushed and slightly panting. :) In Deception, her hero and heroine are forced apart and then rediscover one another while executing a brilliant, vengeful heist. It's a bit like the sexiest version of Ocean's Eleven you can imagine - set in Medieval England. Delicious. Keep 'em coming, Kris!! I can't wait for the next book. *I received a complimentary ARC in order to write a voluntary review if I so chose.
lcdolphin More than 1 year ago
Wow! Wow! Wow! I loved this book! Adventure, intrigue, theft, love, passion, forgiveness. This book has it all. Deception, of course. Deceptions of thieves amongst thieves, deceptions of family members, yes, but more importantly in this story is the deception that Kieran (H) tries against Sophia (h) - tries to keep his true self hidden from her, tries to keep his feelings of love from her. She, of course, fouls that up with her love for him, as all good h's do. Masterfully written, you won't want to put it down. I received an ARC of this book, and am very grateful, as it was an exceptional read.
TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
Kier & Sophia's story was just wonderful. Torn apart, years earlier, by her father's lies, they are given a second chance at love. But, this will depend on whether they can learn to trust each other, again, and if they can make it through alive. This book was the perfect balance of romance, suspense, danger, intrigue, double-crosses and reconciliation. The plot line moved at a quick pace and kept me captivated throughout. The characters were engaging and really drew you into their stories. I can hardly wait to see what Kennedy has in store for readers, next! *I received a complimentary ARC of this story in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
candy-b More than 1 year ago
Kier is Irish and has no conscious. After the head of the consortium felt Kier had betrayed him, he had him put into a shack and burnt it to ground. Sophia Darnly is out to keep herself alive if possible. Kier has a scam going. This is a very unusual story. The descriptions were good and gave you the background, so you can imagine yourself in the tale. The characters were fun but also very animated and full of life. Kier wants revenge and to destroy Cosimo. But he also wants to protect Sophia. There is murder, danger, intrigue and kidnapping. It did keep me on the edge of my chair, in places. It got a little slow in spots but picked right up again. I enjoyed seeing everyone scramble for the one item, they( the bad guys) wanted. I received this ARC free and voluntarily read it.
MedievalLady More than 1 year ago
Kier is dark and deadly and is carrying anger from being deceived that runs so deep it has become his life's ambition to ruin the men who tried to kill him. Killing them isn't enough, he wants them to suffer badly and he will take his revenge no matter what. Sophia was destroyed when Kier walked out of her life years ago breaking her heart and try as she may, she can't stop the love she carries for him. She has found herself in trouble and on the run with dangerous men searching for her and a ledger that could bring many a men to their knees. There is a passion that still burns hotly between these two and when they come together the earth stops and nothing exists except them. Kris Kennedy had my heart full to bursting with the emotions these two have and even breaking a time or two. Sophia finds herself in the clutches of the very man who wants her dead and what ensues left my heart racing and actually holding my breath at times before Kier came to her rescue. This is a story of two people who have loved each other even though circumstances and betrayals kept them away from each other. One who left to protect and the other who felt deceived by the leaving. It's full of treachery and danger so deadly you will wonder how they will ever overcome it's grasp. 4 1/2 stars!
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Deception I really love Ms. Kennedy's books, she is one of my favorite authors for the medieval period. She puts her characters, tall and sexy Kier and beautiful heroine Sophia in a story of danger, intrigue, secrets and love. Deception is a suspense I found different from her previous books and I loved it. If you love historical romance, then this book is for you!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Bringing readers back to 13th century England, this tale focuses on Kieran, a man who has enjoyed many successes in the ‘confidence game’ (AKA: He’s a brilliant con artist). Unfortunately, he has also experienced one failure in the past that he has yet to fix in order to redeem himself. Kieran has worked as a “Piper” which, loosely defined, is a man who plays a game by tempting extremely immoral wealthy men into deals with other extremely immoral wealthy men. This, for a time, was a very profitable way to live for a person like Kieran who has no conscience whatsoever. However, folks begin to turn the tables against Kieran which brings him to the edge of anger, and soon he’s planning to make them pay for their betrayal in order to be the one who gets the last laugh. Everything for Kieran’s revenge is put into motion when a young lady from his past, Sophia Darnly, suddenly reappears and throws a monkey wrench into the whole plan. Sophia is the daughter of Judge Darnly, who was hanged as a traitor. She’s on the hunt for her father’s ledger that contains deals made by the most evil and richest men in England which she needs in order to get her revenge on the people who have ruined her life. As the plot thickens, Sophia and Kieran find themselves walking down the same path. Once lovers, Kieran left her and Sophia had been forced to disappear after her father’s tragic demise. After many ‘overheated discussions’ they decide to team up and go after the wealthy who deserve to pay for their mistakes and the real fun begins. This book is not your usual romantic adventure that can be categorized among the ‘bodice rippers.’ Instead, Deception is a truly exciting and fascinating adventure with a plot line that will keep lovers of action/adventure on the edge of their seats. Quill Says: A good novel that gives readers a thrill ride for the afternoon!
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reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Sophia is a woman lost in a world of torment and anger. She has lost everything as she looks at the ashes of the life she had built. Betrayed by her traitor of a father, left devastated by her love that disappeared at the moment of most promise, she is face with finding the only proof of her father’s ill-gotten deeds, and the destruction of all her life’s work, love and desire. Then he comes out of the dark, he has a plan to pay back all those who have devastated her life, but can she trust him. The man she holds most dearly in her heart. The devastatingly handsome, fiendishly clever rouge that her father last trusted before he was hung for treason, Kier the love of her life. A great tale of intrigue, back stabbing, and seduction. Will Sophia and Kier survive to find their love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago